Colony Retirement Homes

Housing with Heart for over 50 years

Our Mission

Colony Retirement Homes is dedicated to providing affordable, independent-living apartments to seniors in Central Massachusetts.
Our comfortable apartments are located in attractive, country-like settings, and the friendly, social atmosphere of our communities fosters a sense of community. Residents enjoy communal activities in spacious and well-maintained common areas.
Colony Retirement Homes are ideal for older adults who wish to maintain their independence and free themselves from the responsibility of home maintenance, yard work, and snow removal.

Our History

In 1962, the Worcester Area Mission Society (part of the United Church of Christ) studied the need for affordable housing for the elderly in the Worcester area. They formed a small group to give life to their ideas, and in 1963, Colony Retirement Homes received a charter as a nonprofit agency from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In the years that followed, the Colony Retirement Homes Board of Directors secured land and developed the five communities we own and manage today. They continue to stand as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our original Board and their vision.

Our History

In 1962, the Worcester Area Mission Society (part of the United Church of Christ) studied the need for affordable housing for the elderly in the Worcester area. They formed a small group to give life to their ideas, and in 1963, Colony Retirement Homes received a charter as a nonprofit agency from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In the years that followed, the Colony Retirement Homes Board of Directors secured land and built five projects. These beautiful buildings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our original Board and their vision.

Board of Directors

Michael Mills

President

Jane Wingari

Vice President

Matthew Dufault

Treasurer

Jared Otte

Clerk

Klara Carter

Anne Puffer

Lionnell Thompson

Reverend Margaret Gifford

John Morello

Dianne Mann

Jane Willan

Constance Nichols

Our Team

Marianne Delorey

Executive Director

Caren Silverlieb

Assistant Director

Betty Owens

Administrative Assistant

Julia Xu

Controller

Kerrie MacQuarrie

Site Manager Colony I & II

Lisa Gould

Site Manager Colony III

Natalie Page

Site Manager Colony IV

Tim McNeil

Site Manager Colony Holden
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